This page contains our main research publications relating to the area of media literacy. If you cannot find the research you require, please search our research and data publications.

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Adults' Media Lives

This study provides a small-scale, detailed qualitative complement to Ofcom's quantitative surveys of media literacy, interviewing the same 19 individuals each year about their media habits and attitudes.

Children's Media Lives

A research project that follows 18 children, aged 8-15 at the beginning of the study, over three years, interviewing them on camera each year about their media habits and attitudes.

Adults' media use and attitudes

Research that looks at media use, attitudes and understanding, and how these change over time, with a particular focus on those groups that tend not to participate digitally.

Children’s media literacy

Evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15, and information about the media access and use of young children aged 3-4.

Internet citizens 2017

This report gives an overview of UK adults’ online use of services and content in a range of citizen-orientated areas.

About media literacy

Find out what media literacy is, why it's important and how Ofcom approaches it.